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April 1 - April 30, 2024

Emerson Twin Cities

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The Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, and Shakopee sites working together to make sustainable lifestyle changes both big and small. Together, we can make an difference!

POINTS TOTAL

  • 75 TODAY
  • 851 THIS WEEK
  • 3,284
    TOTAL

team impact

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    12
    advocacy actions
    completed
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    2.0
    Carbon Footprints
    Calculated
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    20
    hours
    volunteered
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    7.0
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
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    67
    miles
    not traveled by car
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    67
    miles
    traveled by foot
  • UP TO
    602
    minutes
    spent learning
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    605
    minutes
    spent outdoors
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    19
    pieces of litter
    picked up
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    73
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
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    10
    plastic straws
    not sent to the landfill
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    16
    pounds
    waste composted
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    168
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
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    6.0
    single-use bags
    not sent to the landfill
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    2.0
    trees
    planted
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    2.0
    water footprints
    calculated

Team Feed

Recent updates from this team
  • April 11 at 9:44 AM
    Already the 11th of April and still many actions to accomplish! I have signed up for a tree-planting community event and scheduled a sustainability lunch 'n learn. Expecting a beautiful weekend with warm temperatures to get outside and enjoy spring.
  • April 11 at 6:04 AM
    Cycled into work today. On the way, I met a woman who was cleaning up litter from a metro bike path. No promo, no hashtag, no fuss, no megaphone. Just doing her part for the last ten years cleaning up litter in a community space while getting her exercise. THAT is grass roots, and inspiring. Be the change you want to see in the world.
  • April 10 at 6:42 AM
    I planted joe pye weed, and it is amazing the number of bees that buzz when it is in bloom. It is alive with activity. It is a native species.
  • April 9 at 5:47 PM
    Congratulations to all Emerson's Environmental Sustainability award winners, especially our friends and coworkers at BMMC!!
  • April 8 at 12:20 PM
    Providing habitat for 80% of the world's land-based creatures! I was pretty confident, but had to check our paper supply -- we are using sustainably sourced paper. We have also greatly reduced our department's paper usage in the past 18 months.
  • April 7 at 2:24 PM
    My mother-in-law has been using water and vinegar for decades as her cleaning solution of choice. I haven't purchased them yet, but I like the idea of making my own multi-purpose cleaner with the tablets in a refillable glass bottle. I'm not the biggest fan of everything smelling like vinegar! Cedar and bergamot sounds better!
  • April 7 at 4:43 AM
    Week one of 2024 eco-challenge is in the record books! I'm seeing the most progress with decluttering without the landfill. On my Target run yesterday, I thought about packaging of potential purchases, and I resisted buying things I didn't need.
  • April 6 at 9:02 AM
    Great day to check out the migratory birds already in Minnesota; here is a Tree Swallow; some would winter all the way down to Costa Rica
  • April 5 at 6:43 AM
    Well, technically I didn't have any flights planned for this Earth month. But I will find an opportunity to eliminate air travel in the coming year. I like the article linked to this one-time action and pulled out the quote: "In today's world, we're still socially rewarded for burning fossil fuels. We equate frequent flying with success;...
  • April 4 at 11:47 AM
    I cycled into work today. If you live far away, consider a multi-mode commute. Bike to a park and ride or common area, and commute in with a colleague (several EMR employees have done this). Or drive with your bike in your vehicle to a location close to work, and cycle in a few miles. Whenever your schedule allows. Cycling Club website (see...

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